Definition of wage earner in English:

wage earner


  • A person who works for wages.

    • ‘I believe that this legislation discriminates between a wage earner and a contractor.’
    • ‘This is an affordable amount for the average wage earner to pay.’
    • ‘For more than 60 years it has helped millions of Americans avoid poverty in old age, upon becoming disabled, or after the death of a family wage earner.’
    • ‘He said that the average family should benefit by approximately 8.3% while the average wage earner should reap about 13% extra in disposable income.’
    • ‘Food and energy price increases have eroded the purchasing power of wage earners at the bottom.’